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Sunday, March 25 • 9:30am - 10:55am
Wilmington Food Insecurity Through the Lens of Access, Health and Structural Racism

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This track will discuss and glance at what food insecurity looks like in identified food desert regions, Wilmington and New Hanover County as a whole, and how it impacts individuals and families. A variety of variables will be touched on: populations who are greater effected by food insecurity, access to transportation and support, health effects and how the history of systemic racism and discrimination has contributed to this in the past and present. It will additionally provide resources and acknowledgment of current programs and collaboration that exist in combating the powerful implications of food insecurity on a local level.

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Jordyn Appel-Hughes

Local Motive Program Director, Feast Down East
Jordyn is Michigan grown and had an early passion for social and environmental justice through community stewardship, action and advocacy. She has spent over a decade engaging in food systems and environmental justice work, having spent the last eight years through collaborating as... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2018 9:30am - 10:55am EDT
Room C